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    Posted: 15/January/2010 at 15:07
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Quote Eric Bischoff recently conducted an interview with Alex Marvez of ScrippsNews.com where he talks about his WCW past, his WWE run, what he thinks of Vince McMahon and on joining TNA. Below are some of the highlights of the interview:

On running WCW: "No matter what people have said or written about me, I know what I accomplished changed the business and had a positive impact. I also made a lot of mistakes and have the scar tissue to prove it. I'm going to try and repeat the good stuff and avoid the bad stuff."

On why he joined TNA: "It was the combination of a lot of things. Most of all, I like Dixie. She has a lot of integrity and I like to be in business with people like that. Secondly, I saw an opportunity. The way we have our deal structured is great for Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment. And this provided me with a chance to get back into a business I love. I believe a creative person who has a certain feel for this business can change the fortunes of this company in a good way."

On being better than Vince McMahon: "I have a tremendous respect for Vince and, in a perverse way, like him. But at the end of the day, I think I'm better than him. I'm more creative than him and have a better feel for the business."

On WWE vs. TNA: "Think of WWE as a giant aircraft carrier and TNA as an 18-foot speedboat. There's a lot the aircraft carrier can do, but it's also big and slow. We can bring a more flexible, aggressive and nimble approach. There is an open-mindedness and risk-taking mentality that exists here. That's one thing I really like about this company."

* No reason why he shouldn't like Vince Mcmahon who gave him a good on screen position for a none wrestler and kept him in the spotlight.
 
* He mentions TNA taking risks. Well they have to do and WWE are far too comfortable to do so.
 
* No harm in him praising Dixie either. She gets spoken positively about by alot of people.
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*I realized that Reaction is a inspiration on MMA's "REALISTIC" fueds.

*He repeated some parts over and over (Things that make one sense and hope you get that).

*Explosion should be international, but maybe they could upload the whole show on youtube instead of some matches from it.

*Agreed with the quality of the show has gone better then last year, I love the HD looking backstage interviews and the increase in pushing more capable wrestlers.

*HardCore justice was not on its fullest, Some matches sucked and it could have been way better if Jerry Lynn, Heyman, Tajiri was there.
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Quote TNA's Eric Bischoff was one of the special guests on this week's live edition (08/30/09) of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem (presented by Good Health Natural Foods). You can feel The Mayhem live every Monday night (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network.

Eric joined The Big Mosh & "The Chairman of the Board" Todd Vincent for his return to "Your Home of Wrestling Radio" & for another installment of his exclusive monthly interactive segment on Monday Night Mayhem, "The Hot Seat With Eric Bischoff" (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces), which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via Monday Night Mayhem's official Podcast on iTunes:

Interview highlights courtesy of The Mayhem's official correspondent, Paterson from New Jersey:

His reaction to those wrestling fans that ask the question "Where is the controversy in TNA?" and if we will be seeing that on TNA programming in the coming weeks/months: "I think that you will. One of the challenges in the business today, and the same is true in the WWE, what can we do that hasn't been done to death in the last 10 to 12 years? When I launched Nitro, and we did all the ridiculous stuff & controversial stuff that I did that put WCW on the map, nobody had ever done it before, and that's what made it controversial. That's why I was the 'anti-Christ' for wrestling fans, because I was doing things no one had done before. Giving away finishes live on the air five minutes before the competition's show went on. All these things people said was stupid & ridiculous, how do you do that again? How does Vince McMahon do all things that are ground-breaking, controversial, & water cooler buzz? How does he recreate those elements in the guidelines of a televised wrestling show? How do you recreate that in today's environment? Is there going to be controversy in TNA? Of course there is. Are we seeing right now? Without giving anything away, I think we're setting it up. In the months to come, people are going to see some things that are controversial, but I don't think anyone should raise the bar of expectations so high that we are magically going to get back to that virgin territory that we enjoyed 10 or 12 years ago."

How much input he usually has into an edition of TNA iMPACT, his response to those that strongly believe that Hulk Hogan & himself are "running TNA," and the current chemistry between himself & Vince Russo: "It varies a lot depending on the week. I've read some of the comments of some of your other guests on Monday Night Mayhem talking about me, and I think Kevin Kelly was one of the ones I read last, and I know people out there think and are under the assumption that Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan are 'running TNA.' Nothing is farther from the truth. We have nothing to do with the strategy of the company. We have nothing to do with the marketing of the company. Nobody talks to us or asks us about talent acquisitions or people getting fired. We have little to do with the day-to-day operations of TNA. The same is kinda true with regards to creative. I work closely with Vince Russo, I see the formats, I give my suggestions. Vince & I have a great working relationship, and in regards to chemistry, I would say besides my partner Jason Hervey and Hulk, there's no one better that I have a working relationship with."

The Internet's constant stream of hating against TNA & why it's easier for fans to point out the flaws of TNA than those of the WWE: "Let me put it to you this way: Misery loves company. It's easier for people who are negative, who want to criticize without really having anything intelligent to say and without it being constructive criticism. It's one of the reasons why I constantly am trying to raise the bar, eliminating one stupid fan at a time. When I see the kind of comments like 'TNA Sucks' or 'Your storylines blow,' or 'Fire Russo, or 'Fire Bischoff,' or 'Hogan sucks,' I laugh at that stuff because there are a lot of people out there and because misery loves company. Let's face it, WWE is a giant bandwagon. It's been around a long time. It's easier & safer when you're the type of person who is looking for a group of miserable people to jump on the bandwagon that's successful, because the WWE is a cable television juggernaut. It is what it is. So it's easy to jump on that bandwagon and look down at TNA for its warts, blemishes, bumps, bruises, & dents because there's plenty of them. TNA is not WWE. It's not a billion dollar company with the kind of infrastructure & production staff taking their show live on the road every week. There's so many things that we don't have that it's easy to point out our flaws. I think if you look at what TNA does, and does well, and tries to do. We are 'the little engine that's trying.' There's some great talent in the ring, I think we have the greatest balance of new, young & exciting talent, established talent that rates well despite what everyone else wants to believe on the Internet. If you're objective and you're a real wrestling fan, you're gonna have comments, and while you may not like certain things that are happening in TNA, you'll find plenty of things to like."

Bret Hart's comments about Vince McMahon "stomping out" TNA from Monday nights, the impact "The Hitman" may have had in making that a reality, & what the final outcome would have been for TNA on Monday nights had Bret Hart never come back to the WWE: "I like Bret so much so it's hard for me to comment about things like this. Bret Hart is a little pre-occupied with the legacy of Bret Hart. Not going to deny it, the move to Monday night was a mistake. It is what it is. It was ill-conceived, it was bad timing, it was a risk, and it was a risk that didn't pan out. I've taken plenty of risks that didn't work out, and I've taken some risks that have. Vince McMahon has taken some risks that worked and taken plenty of risks that hasn't. The move to Monday night was a miss, and I'll take as much responsibility for that as anybody else. I don't think any of it had anything to do with Bret Hart. I think if Bret Hart would have never come back to WWE, the outcome of our Monday night effort would have been exactly the same."

His thoughts on this Sunday's No Surrender Pay-Per-View & why his primary focus will be on the semi-finals of the TNA World Title Tournament: "I think there are some great matches on the card. The primary thing that I'm focused on is our 'A-story,' which is who is going to become TNA World Heavyweight Champion. You got four powerful names there, four very exciting talents four guys who could deliver anywhere in the world in either company. You got four guys who are great storytellers and can deliver in the ring. If there's a reason to watch the Pay-Per-View, that's the one thing I would encourage people to follow & watch, because it's another chapter in a pretty interesting story that we laid out back in March, and I'm excited about it."

More is contained in another installment of "The Hot Seat With Eric Bischoff" (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces), including Eric's candid thoughts/comments on the debut of TNA ReAction and the evolution of the program leading into the fall, the branding of TNA, whether or not the "playful competition" between the WWE & TNA can still be done effectively and in good taste (coming off of the heels of the recent remarks made by TNA Knockouts Champion Angelina Love & Velvet Sky on TNA ReAction against the co-WWE Women's Champions Laycool/Layla's subsequent response this past week via her official Twitter page), plus more of your calls & Facebook questions! Call your local cable or satellite provider and demand No Surrender (airing this Sunday night on Pay-Per-View). "The Hot Seat With Eric Bischoff" (flavored by Sizzlin Sauces) returns Monday night, October 4th leading into TNA's Bound For Glory PPV...exclusively on "Your Home of Wrestling Radio." Check out Eric's official website (located at www.EricBischoff.com), along with newly-launched website for Eric & his business partner, Jason Hervey (located at www.BHE.tv). Get the latest on the exciting new projects coming your way from Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment! Don't forget to follow Eric on his official Twitter page (located at www.Twitter.com/EBischoff), and join the more than 18,000+ fans on EB's official Facebook page (located at www.Facebook.com/TheEricBischoff).

The controversy will likely be a damp squid. I imagine we will see the controversy just before or at Bound For Glory.
 
He talks down his TNA role so much that it makes you wonder what he gets paid to do.
 
It's made easy for fans to have a go at the product when so many storylines are dropped in two minutes, never to be mentioned again.
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*The Fake Hogan twitter account was one of the misunderstanding and funniest things I have ever seen, or maybe it was real!!

*So IMO, I think Bubba made that account and he tried to ruin Hogans name by saying curses to the fans using the account.

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Actually admin going back to your first post I take the oppiste view on Bishoff's run as RAW GM.
It is more a credit to his mic skills and believabilty in that role than WWE took such a long time to replace him.
Also I think than Vince kept him around so long on air just to embress Eric, like someone in Power Slam once wrote Vince Mcmahon has never gotten over the fact than Eric Bishoff once kicked his arse in the ratings.
 
 
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Quote Eric Bischoff was interviewed by Brian Fritz on the latest edition of Between The Ropes Radio. Here are some highlights.

On the rumors of Paul Heyman coming to TNA: "Yeah, it didn't really surprise me. Look, Paul's first and foremost a great promoter in the old-school sense and Paul got some attention, he got his name out there, he created some controversy, created some awareness. I believe that Paul believed every word he said but I also knew what was going on behind the scenes and I didn't really overreact to it."

On if Heyman came to TNA, if he, Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, and Vince Russo could coexist together: "I know that Hulk (Hogan) and (Vince) Russo and I can all coexist. All three of us would want to coexist. I can't speak on behalf of Paul because it would take ... It's one of the things that I've learned and it's actually been one of the most rewarding aspects of me being at TNA is the chemistry and the amount of respect and ease in which Russo and I can work together."

I think if Bischoff can work with Russo he should be able to work easily with Heyman.
 
That said it doesn't seem like he wants Heyman around and you can't blame him.
 
Him and Paul both have very different ways of doing business and they would definately clash.
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I think it'd be a case of one or the other, I cant see them working together, and as Heyman has priced himself out, it looks like Bischoff will continue.....whatever it is he does in TNA.
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Reading that, I think Eric can handle Heyman, its just Russo and Hogan probably can't, thats the thing. If you look at ECW and you see some of the stuff that happened there, Heyman ran down Hogan a LOT and even in interviews, he's also been negative on Russo.
 
So yeah Heyman I can see be able to work with Bischoff, but the other two I doubt it.


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I think Bischoff wisely down played things in the interview.  I too got the impression than he would not be totally against working with Heyman.  Even if the four could all work together it would be a case, of too many cooks in the end.  Thats where Dixie would have to come in, and make everyone aware of their roles.
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Too many egos IMO. Heyman, Bischoff, Russo and Hogan, especially with Hogan's and Heyman's, they'd no doubt rip into one another on more than a seperate occassion.


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